PEACE COMMUNITIES IN COLOMBIA

07/11/02

A growing movement of peasants in Colombia is rejecting violence by right-wing paramilitaries, the Colombian Army and left-wing guerillas. Our guest during this segment was Javier Sanchez, a member of the internal council of the San Jose de Apartado Peace Community in Northern Colombia. Sanchez says all sides commit violence but that most of the violence he's experienced has been from the paramilitary troops, who are trying to clear peasants from farmland and mineral-rich areas of Colombia. His brother was killed a few years ago by a paramilitary group.

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